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About the Position
Position Number: 150
Position Title: Just For You Volunteer Companion
Organization Name: Alzheimer Society of Huron County
Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support
Position Description: Volunteer companions are matched with a person with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia and visit once a week, during their preferred time, to provide socialization and meaningful activity to the individual. These visits give the caregiver an opportunity for respite and assist them in keeping their loved one at home longer.
Position Benefits: - Provides a new friendship the improves the quality of life for the person with dementia
- Develops a sense of achievement, a feeling of giving back, and belonging
- Provides an opportunity for personal growth, skill development, social interaction & community relationships
Training Details: A free, comprehensive training program is required for the volunteers. This is designed to teach companions more about dementia, communication strategies, and visiting tips so they feel prepared for their role as a volunteer companion.
Time Commitment: Anytime
Duration: Long Term (More than 6 months)
Min Age: 18
Ideal for: Individual
Geographical Area(s): All of Huron
Police Check: Yes
How to Apply
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How to Contact
Website: http://www.alzheimer.ca/huroncounty
Contact: Karla Crocker
Phone: 519-482-1482
Address: 317 Huron Road Clinton, N0M 1L0

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